Extinction, Project (2015-2018)
[A Torre / The Tower 2015, Autoretrato / Self-Portrait 2016 – 2018, Horizon Noziroh 2017, Extinção / Extinction 2018 – Core of the Project, and Dream World 2018]

Published in Parafiction I (selected works 2010-2016), A Torre / The Tower (2015) completed, Horizon Noziroh and Extinção / Extinction in production.

Extinction (2015 – 2018), Project comprises A Torre / The Tower (2015); the photogravures Autorretrato / Self-Portrait (2016/17); the installation Horizon Noziroh (2017); the film Extinction (2018), the film Self-Portrait (2018) — core of the project, and the photographs Dream World (2018).

Extinction, in a political limbo, takes a stand to question Eastern Europe narratives, entrenched in a polarity of communism and post-communism, but which are much more complex than that, finding their loudest expression in the divorce of politics from life.

The project was initiated under the frame of Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD. The other productions were developed due to other partners and exhibited accordingly.


HD video, 2:39, black and white, Dolby 5.1 sound, 80 min., Germany-Portugal
Production: O Som e a Fúria, Lamaland, Mengamuk Films, Walla Collective, Screen, Bikini
Development Support: Agora Works in Progress 2016 Thessaloniki International Film Festival.
Additional Support: Screen, Walla Colective, Bikini, Yuki, Bogliasco Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Yadoo
Support: Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, ICA – Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual
Distribution: O Som e a Fúria, ICA London, RTP
Theatrical Release: Portugal, UK

The question concerning the borders of the territories of what was once the USSR has proved to be a potential time bomb. Extinction is an eclectic patchwork of materials (fiction and nonfiction) led by Kolya, who is of Moldovan nationality, but declares himself a national of Transnistria. Fragments draw the viewer to the collective imaginary of the Soviet Union. The film aims to make an abstract comment on Vladimir Putin’s latest political stands of ‘war without war, occupation without occupation’.

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